Parallel Bible results for Isaiah 29

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Isaiah 29

NCV 1 How terrible it will be for you, Jerusalem, the city where David camped. Your festivals have continued year after year. NIV 1 Woe to you, Ariel, Ariel, the city where David settled! Add year to year and let your cycle of festivals go on. NCV 2 I will attack Jerusalem, and that city will be filled with sadness and crying. It will be like an altar to me. NIV 2 Yet I will besiege Ariel; she will mourn and lament, she will be to me like an altar hearth. NCV 3 I will put armies all around you, Jerusalem; I will surround you with towers and with devices to attack you. NIV 3 I will encamp against you on all sides; I will encircle you with towers and set up my siege works against you. NCV 4 You will be pulled down and will speak from the ground; I will hear your voice rising from the ground. It will sound like the voice of a ghost; your words will come like a whisper from the dirt. NIV 4 Brought low, you will speak from the ground; your speech will mumble out of the dust. Your voice will come ghostlike from the earth; out of the dust your speech will whisper. NCV 5 Your many enemies will become like fine dust; the many cruel people will be like chaff that is blown away. Everything will happen very quickly. NIV 5 But your many enemies will become like fine dust, the ruthless hordes like blown chaff. Suddenly, in an instant, NCV 6 The Lord All-Powerful will come with thunder, earthquakes, and great noises, with storms, strong winds, and a fire that destroys. NIV 6 the LORD Almighty will come with thunder and earthquake and great noise, with windstorm and tempest and flames of a devouring fire. NCV 7 Then all the nations that fight against Jerusalem will be like a dream; all the nations that attack her will be like a vision in the night. NIV 7 Then the hordes of all the nations that fight against Ariel, that attack her and her fortress and besiege her, will be as it is with a dream, with a vision in the night— NCV 8 They will be like a hungry man who dreams he is eating, but when he awakens, he is still hungry. They will be like a thirsty man who dreams he is drinking, but when he awakens, he is still weak and thirsty. It will be the same way with all the nations who fight against Mount Zion. NIV 8 as when a hungry person dreams of eating, but awakens hungry still; as when a thirsty person dreams of drinking, but awakens faint and thirsty still. So will it be with the hordes of all the nations that fight against Mount Zion. NCV 9 Be surprised and amazed. Blind yourselves so that you cannot see. Become drunk, but not from wine. Trip and fall, but not from beer. NIV 9 Be stunned and amazed, blind yourselves and be sightless; be drunk, but not from wine, stagger, but not from beer. NCV 10 The Lord has made you go into a deep sleep. He has closed your eyes. (The prophets are your eyes.) He has covered your heads. (The seers are your heads.) NIV 10 The LORD has brought over you a deep sleep: He has sealed your eyes (the prophets); he has covered your heads (the seers). NCV 11 This vision is like the words of a book that is closed and sealed. You may give the book to someone who can read and tell that person to read it. But he will say, "I can't read the book, because it is sealed." NIV 11 For you this whole vision is nothing but words sealed in a scroll. And if you give the scroll to someone who can read, and say, “Read this, please,” they will answer, “I can’t; it is sealed.” NCV 12 Or you may give the book to someone who cannot read and tell him to read it. But he will say, "I don't know how to read." NIV 12 Or if you give the scroll to someone who cannot read, and say, “Read this, please,” they will answer, “I don’t know how to read.” NCV 13 The Lord says: "These people say they love me; they show honor to me with words, but their hearts are far from me. The honor they show me is nothing but human rules. NIV 13 The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught. NCV 14 So I will continue to amaze these people by doing more and more miracles. Their wise men will lose their wisdom; their wise men will not be able to understand." NIV 14 Therefore once more I will astound these people with wonder upon wonder; the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish.” NCV 15 How terrible it will be for those who try to hide things from the Lord and who do their work in darkness. They think no one will see them or know what they do. NIV 15 Woe to those who go to great depths to hide their plans from the LORD, who do their work in darkness and think, “Who sees us? Who will know?” NCV 16 You are confused. You think the clay is equal to the potter. You think that an object can tell the one who made it, "You didn't make me." This is like a pot telling its maker, "You don't know anything." NIV 16 You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay! Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, “You did not make me”? Can the pot say to the potter, “You know nothing”? NCV 17 In a very short time, Lebanon will become rich farmland, and the rich farmland will seem like a forest. NIV 17 In a very short time, will not Lebanon be turned into a fertile field and the fertile field seem like a forest? NCV 18 At that time the deaf will hear the words in a book. Instead of having darkness and gloom, the blind will see. NIV 18 In that day the deaf will hear the words of the scroll, and out of gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind will see. NCV 19 The Lord will make the poor people happy; they will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel. NIV 19 Once more the humble will rejoice in the LORD; the needy will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel. NCV 20 Then the people without mercy will come to an end; those who do not respect God will disappear. Those who enjoy doing evil will be gone: NIV 20 The ruthless will vanish, the mockers will disappear, and all who have an eye for evil will be cut down— NCV 21 those who lie about others in court, those who trap people in court, those who lie and take justice from innocent people in court. NIV 21 those who with a word make someone out to be guilty, who ensnare the defender in court and with false testimony deprive the innocent of justice. NCV 22 This is what the Lord who set Abraham free says to the family of Jacob: "Now the people of Jacob will not be ashamed or disgraced any longer. NIV 22 Therefore this is what the LORD, who redeemed Abraham, says to the descendants of Jacob: “No longer will Jacob be ashamed; no longer will their faces grow pale. NCV 23 When they see all their children, the children I made with my hands, they will say my name is holy. They will agree that the Holy One of Jacob is holy, and they will respect the God of Israel. NIV 23 When they see among them their children, the work of my hands, they will keep my name holy; they will acknowledge the holiness of the Holy One of Jacob, and will stand in awe of the God of Israel. NCV 24 People who do wrong will now understand. Those who complain will accept being taught." NIV 24 Those who are wayward in spirit will gain understanding; those who complain will accept instruction.”

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